We always seem to do the most reflection of our lives at the end of the year. We look back at the year to see how far we've come, if we've reached our goals, what we could have done differently. And more important, we look forward at the year ahead and we set our goals (aka, our resolutions) and how we want to be different this upcoming year.
But let's be real. How many times have you gotten to the end of the year and either realized you hadn't met any of your goals (resolutions) or worse, you can't even remember the resolutions you set!! I'll be the first to raise my hand...I have ZERO idea of what my resolutions were coming into 2017, or if I even set any!!
I can almost guarantee, however, that whatever my resolutions were, how my year is ending is 100% different than what I would have wanted at the beginning. I can also guarantee that my goals going into 2018 are FAR more important to me now than ever before.
I've known for awhile now that I wanted to be my own boss. I wanted to set my own schedule. I didn't like having to be somewhere at a certain time and answering to someone else for my time and worse, making money for someone else (that I only saw a portion of). And I set out to do just that a few years ago.
At that time, I had someone standing next to me...to help support me and cheer me on. I mean, it's always easier to make big life changes with someone there to help. That thought of failure is a little less scary.
However, this past summer, just as I was kicking my business into high gear and fully embracing being an entrepreneur and my own boss, life decided to kick back. Life certainly has a funny way of doing that to us!
And I can tell you...the fear has definitely set in again. I won't sugar coat it or tell you it's been all peaches and cream, because it has been work. And it has been scary. But...it has also been 100% worth it.
I would be in a remarkably different place had I not started out on this journey to do it all on my own, to be my own boss, when I did. If I hadn't ran after my dreams, let nothing stop me or get in my way...well, let's just say I am MORE scared of what that would look like.
When the world is ripped out from under you and you're left standing there, figuring it all out on your own, it is the most vulnerable position you can possibly be in. However, this journey, this business, MY business...it SAVED me. It allowed me to figure it all out, on my terms, in my own time, without leaving me stranded on the side of the road.
I wouldn't change any part of my journey. Yes...you read that right. Not one part. Because it's taught me so much...it's helped me grow so much. It's helped me become the person I have been longing to be. It's helped me feel powerful and strong and independent in a way I never have before. And it's shown me that I will let NOTHING stop me...from being 100% me, from pursuing with my whole being exactly what I want (in whatever capacity that is), from creating the life I've always wanted.
I am just starting the adventure of my life. It may have taken me 35 years to get to this point, but I am so incredibly blessed to have finally figured it out. Things may not be ideal, I may be starting fresh (yet again), and the future may be unknown...but I am 100% embracing it all. Because it is exactly where I am meant to be.
Nothing...and I mean NOTHING...is going to stop me from creating the life I've always wanted...always dreamt about. Life just opened itself up to me in a way it never has before. And I thank God for that. Because I am not settling for mediocrity anymore. And neither should you.
What dreams do you have that may have been placed on hold? What goals are you not pursuing (for lack of time, money, etc.)? What is one thing you can change today to start pursuing your dream life?
It's never too late. Ever.
We only have ONE LIFE. One. Why are you not chasing after your dreams with everything you are, with everything you have?
Let's chat...because I'd love to know where you are and where you want to be. Life has taken on a whole new meaning for me. And I am excited to passionately pursue exactly what (and who) I want.
I hope you have a beautiful week.
Dream big. Live passionately. Love with all your heart. Be YOU.
With love and wellness,